Pumpkin beer recommendations?

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  1. Nayr

    Nayr Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 Hawaii

    Well, you are the seasonal beer lover.
     
  2. VTWicked

    VTWicked Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2012 Virginia

    Starr Hill Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter
     
  3. BeerFMAndy

    BeerFMAndy Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2009 Wisconsin

    Schlafly and Lakefront Pumpkin Lager are my all-time favorites, one hefty, warming pumpkin and one easy drinking pumpkin lager!
     
  4. BeerFMAndy

    BeerFMAndy Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2009 Wisconsin

    I really like the Whole Hog Pumpkin. I can't wait for the barrel-aged version!
     
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  5. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    When is the BA version happening?
     
  6. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Uhm... I see you figured it out then...:stuck_out_tongue:
     
  7. basickness

    basickness Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Do they exist? I love pumking, but am curious if a straight up pumpipa exists. Has any one tried to dry hop a straight up pumpkin beer with a french press or anything like that?
     
  8. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    If it hasn't been done already, you know its only a matter of time before it happens. Mikkeler tried a coffee IPA, although the reviews say that there's no real coffee flavor.
     
  9. wborr82

    wborr82 Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2013 Florida

  10. Hoptometrist

    Hoptometrist Meyvn (1,176) Mar 19, 2011 Ohio

    Elysian out of Seattle makes a ton of pumpkin beers and they made a pumpkin IPA last year, but I never tried it.
     
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  11. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    I think Sixpoint Autumnation closely resembles what you're looking for.
     
  12. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    What about a Pumpkin Saison or a Pumpkin Vienna Lager?
     
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  13. basickness

    basickness Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Pump saisin doesn't sound bad for real
     
  14. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poo-Bah (1,822) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Stone did a coffee IPA and it was awesome.
     
  15. KVNBGRY

    KVNBGRY Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Florida

    Aardwolf did a coffee IPA, too. It was awesome
     
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  16. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,703) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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  17. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,703) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    I agree, except for I didn't get any pumpkin/spices at all out of that beer..
     
  18. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    When did you have it? They changed the recipe starting this year and removed the pumpkin/spice, not sure if its been released this year though..
     
  19. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

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  20. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I got pumpkin spices, it just wasn't graham crackery.
     
  21. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,703) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    I had it last year..
     
  22. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,425) Oct 24, 2010 California

    For what it's worth, I recall someone at Sixpoint (I think it was Shane, and possibly on this site though I can't find whatever I'm referring to) saying that they found the actual flavor of pumpkin really doesn't stick around in the beer. The sugars from the pumpkin ferment out pretty well, if I recall correctly. But again, don't quote me on that because I can't find a link right now to back me up on that.
     
  23. Corey76

    Corey76 Initiate (27) Mar 21, 2009 California

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  24. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,703) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    I agree that the actual flavor of pumpkin is pretty bland and basically goes unnoticed.. but I recalled Autumnation having zero spices and zero qualities of anything that resembles a pumpkin ale.. It's a nice fall beer, but I remember thinking it was "false advertisement", lol..
     
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  25. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,425) Oct 24, 2010 California

    Haha, fair enough. I suppose the labeling of "pumpkin ale" or something similar could rightly be assumed to indicate whatever "pumpkin ale" means to the majority of folks out there. So, probably a rich amber ale with a shitload of baking spices and some pumpkin-ish flavor; Autumnation would be a pretty big contrast to that.
     
  26. BennyBeer04

    BennyBeer04 Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2009 Massachusetts

    I hope they don't exist.. that sounds dreadful. What about beer that is 'just' an IPA.. or Saison... or Vienna Lager.....
     
  27. basickness

    basickness Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Because that's fucking boring, and I'm from America, so if I want a turd cutter ipa, I'll have it!
     
  28. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

  29. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,941) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Well if there's not, they should get on that.

    And you know what, while they're at it, an Oktoberfest IPA would be fantastic.
     
  30. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'll just stick with my IPA IPA's thanks.
     
  31. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska
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    I tried to brew a pumpkin vienna lager once. Yeah, about that - oh what a failure. Now I know I'm not a professional, but I'll give credit to whoever can brew it good.
     
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  32. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I know nothing about brewing beer, but brewing that sounds like a toughie.
     
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  33. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska
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    still wondering why this is still labeled a pumpkin ale, I mean I like it, but all the times I've had, where is the pumpkin whatsoever in that beer?
     
  34. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Those folks taste buds must be shot because Mikkeller Koppi IPA smells like coffee and has a very up front coffee flavor. Maybe my buds were just poppin' that day. Pumpkin IPA could be nice if it's done up right.
     
  35. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska
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    Not even sure why I tried? Queue Dierks Bentley " What Was I Thinkin'?"

    Only thing I can think of was incorrect sparging temperatures of the pumpkin. Maybe try again some day, sorry OP for kinda gettin' off topic. Feel free Derranged to BM me if you wanna know anything else about my homebrewing failures.
     
  36. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska
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    this is what I've been lookin' for! I need to go to homebrewtalk more often. Thanx Corey76.
     
  37. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska
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    I don't think I would try that, but something tells me it might be close to a bad English IPA ....? maybe ...
     
  38. jman005

    jman005 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 Kentucky

    Pretty sure this year they are completely removing any pumpkin/spice that was in the recipe to focus on fresh hops. Can't wait for this one, fresh all mosaic hopped beer. Should be awesome.
     
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  39. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan

    Hooligan from North Peak
     
  40. basickness

    basickness Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I want nutmeg hops
     
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